Connecting remotely: KCVP services available by phone and online

Our King County Veterans Program (KCVP) offices in Tukwila and Seattle are usually buzzing with activity, but on March 19th KCVP transitioned to providing remote services to maintain social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Since then, KCVP Social Service Professionals (SSPs) have been hard at work continuing to serve King County’s veterans,…

Phone donation gives instant access to mental health support in isolation/quarantine

When King County opened its first isolation/quarantine site this March in Kent as part of its emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, the need to support guests’ mental health in addition to their physical health was immediately revealed as a top priority. "It would be challenging for anyone to isolate or quarantine in a hotel…

How King County is Supporting Residents Experiencing Homelessness

Action Steps: Supporting King County residents experiencing homelessness Three agencies are closely coordinating efforts for King County: Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC) and its Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN) and Environment Health DivisionKing County through the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS), Facilities Management Division (FMD), and METROCity of Seattle’s Human Services…

Staying connected while staying at home: tips for older adults

This blog was originally posted on Public Health Insider. Artwork by Kelly Froh Are you an older adult or do you have older adults in your life that you love? Protecting ourselves and those we love by staying apart is hard. At best, we greatly miss in-person connections (who else is imagining the many hugs…

From Vodka to Hand Sanitizer: Duvall Distillery Pivots Production to Help Combat COVID-19

Duvall Distillery is a local, craft producer of flavored vodka made from apples. They describe their business as having small town charm with "Old School Cool" and visitors to the shop agree, raving online about the friendly and engaging environment, the delightful owner and of course—among all the flavors and styles of drink—the limoncello, a…

Join us in thanking our community’s essential workers

This blog was originally posted on Public Health Insider. Over the past few weeks many people have transitioned to telecommuting to comply with Governor Inslee’s Stay Home order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Many others, who are essential workers, will continue to report to their jobs to ensure critical public health, safety and…